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The Watercolors of Tara Moorman: Letters to My Ancestors
May 13 - August 27, 2017

Cedar Rapids-based artist Tara Moorman has long been known for her exquisite watercolor paintings. This exhibition displays a new series, inspired by old photographs of Moorman’s relatives found at her mother’s home. Moorman describes her ancestors with Garrison Keillor’s phrase, “all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.” Using the photos as inspiration for her paintings allowed Moorman to have a conversation of sorts with her ancestors and momentarily step into their world. More Info >>

Uncharted Waters: The Fine Art of Watercolor Painting
June 3 - September 10, 2017

Watercolor is a painting method that spans human history. Beginning with paintings on cave walls, watercolor’s great versatility allows it to be used for such diverse projects as ancient Egyptian tomb decorations, Asian silk paintings, and medieval illuminated manuscripts. Unpredictable and challenging, watercolors provide the opportunity for a variety of artworks dependent on the desires of the artist. With wonderfully varied examples drawn from the Museum collection, this exhibition celebrates the great range of the medium. More Info >>

Malvina Hoffman: A Sculptor's Journey
August 26, 2017 - August 31, 2019

Drawing from the CRMA’s deep collection of works by 20th century sculptor Malvina Hoffman, this two-gallery exhibition explores her lengthy and varied career as a sculptor of the human form. From her early bust of her father Richard to her famous commission from the Field Museum to create their “Hall of Man,” Malvina Hoffman: A Sculptor’s Journey traces Hoffman’s artistic roots from her teenage creations through apprenticeship with Auguste Rodin and into her arrival as an independent and gifted artist. More Info >>

Living Proof: Visualization of Hope
September 9 - December 31, 2017

The CRMA is proud to partner with Living Proof Exhibit to present this exhibition of art by area cancer survivors. Each year, Living Proof Exhibit welcomes all cancer survivors or patients of any artistic skill level living within a 200-mile radius of the Quad Cities to submit artwork for the annual exhibition celebrating the creative spirit of those whose lives have been impacted by cancer. More Info >>

Figure Study: The Body in Art
September 30, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Mesopotamian statuettes, the Woman of Willendorf, Egyptian tomb reliefs: some of mankind’s earliest artistic endeavors were human figures. Over the thousands of years that man has been creating art, the human body is by far the most popular subject. This exhibition looks at how artists have used the body in their work – from life-drawing classes and anatomical studies to more formal portraiture and abstraction – and the different types of bodies artists portray. Celebrating diversity in both body type and artistic media, Figure Study illustrates how central the human form has been to world of art. More Info >>